Guide to the Hezekiah Sumner Hatch Family Papers,

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Hatch family
Title: Hezekiah Sumner Hatch family papers
Dates: 1905-1991 ( inclusive )
Collection Number: USU_COLL MSS 305
Summary: Mainly business and personal correspondence relating to agriculture and agricultural machinery. Business correspondents include manufacturing, distributing, or finance companies. Personal correspondence includes letters from friends and relatives, letters concerned with land usage problems, and correspondence with WWI patriotic groups. Also includes loan applications, irrigation papers, receipts and drafts, and legal documents; personal papers, drawings and other material concerning Cox's inventions (including his patent on an improved steam generator); materials dealing with Cox's participation in an agricultural extension project of the Utah State Agricultural College, (1922-23); and program of events (1921), lecture notes, and correspondence from the Manti Ladies Literary Club (5 items).
Repository: Utah State University. Special Collections and Archives
Manuscript Collection

Merrill-Cazier Library
Utah State University
3000 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322-3000
Phone: 435 797-2663
Fax: 435 797-2880

Languages: Collection materials are in English. 
Sponsor: Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008

Biographical Note

Hezekiah Sumner Hatch was born February 8, 1886 in Logan, Utah the son of Hezekiah Eastman Hatch and Georgia Thatcher Hatch. In 1902 Hatch enrolled in the Brigham Young College at Logan and graduated in 1905. Later that year Hatch was called to serve as a missionary in Great Britain by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He proselyted in the Hull and York areas of Great Britain for two years. After returning home to Logan from his mission, Hatch established the Hatch Insurance Agency where he worked for the remainder of his life. On June 30, 1909 Hatch married Olive Baker in the Logan Temple. They later had four children, Alice Fay (1911), Marjorie Olive (1914), Mary Frances (1916), and Hezekiah Sumner (1918). Hatch died of complications from the Spanish Flu in Logan at the age of thirty-three on April 15, 1919.

Olive Baker Hatch was born July 10, 1885 in Mendon, Utah the daughter of George Washington Baker and Agnes Richards Baker. Hatch received her basic education from the New Jersey Academy and the Brigham Young College, both of Logan, Utah. After graduating from the BYC in 1905 she enrolled in the Agricultural College of Utah (now Utah State University) and studied to become a teacher. After graduating from college she found employment as a school teacher and taught at Logan, Brigham City, and Salt Lake City, Utah. Hatch later met Hezekiah Sumner Hatch who she married on June 30, 1909 in Logan. After the death of her husband in 1919 Hatch remained in Logan until 1926 when she moved to Hollywood, California to live with her mother and brother's family. She died September 22, 1964 in Hollywood, California.

Alice Fay Hatch was born May 22, 1911 in Logan, Utah the daughter of Hezekiah Sumner Hatch and Olive Baker Hatch. Hatch attended the commons schools of the Logan area before moving with her mother to Hollywood, California in 1926. Hatch graduated from Fairfax High School in 1928. After graduating Hatch found work as a stenographer at the Hollywood State Bank. One year later she took a position at the Bank of America in Los Angeles, California and worked as an escrow officer until 1939. She was the first female officer in this Los Angeles bank's main office. During this time she enrolled in the American Institute of Banking, Los Angeles and later received a graduate certificate. In 1942 Hatch became the secretary of entrepreneur C.E. Toberman who was involve in banking, real-estate, construction, and other such business ventures. She worked for Toberman until her retirement. Hatch died during the 1990s.

Content Description

This four-box collection contains papers concerning the family of Hezekiah Sumner Hatch. The bulk of this collection consists of Hezekiah Sumner Hatch, Olive Baker Hatch, and Alice Fay Hatch's papers. These papers consist of correspondence, genealogical papers, and personal and professional papers and spans the period of 1905 to 1991. The remaining material in this collection is comprised of papers concerning various Hatch family members. Of particular interest is "The William H. Shepardson Letters," complied by L.B. Hogenson and L.B. Sudweeks in 1910 which concerns Shepardson's correspondence with Amenzo W. Baker of Mendon, Utah during 1886 and 1894 (Box 4, Fd 1).

Researcher Note: USU Special Collections also contains the papers of Hezekiah Sumner Hatch's grandfather, catalogued as Coll Mss 70: The Lorenzo Hill Hatch Papers. In addition, USU Special Collections also contains papers concerning H.E. Hatch, Hezekiah Sumner Hatch's father, in the form of correspondence and a memorandum book (Book 131) found in Coll Mss 3: The Thatcher Brothers Banking Company Papers. Those interested in viewing the photographs of the H.S. Hatch family should inquire with the photograph curator.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  Restrictions

Open to public research.

Restrictions on Use :  Copyright

It is the responsibility of the user to obtain permission to publish from the owner of the copyright (the institution, the creator of the record, the author or his/her transferees, heirs, legates, or literary executors). The user agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Utah State University Libraries, its officers, employees, and agents from and against all claims made by any person asserting that he or she is an owner of copyright.

Permission to publish material from the Hezekiah Sumner Hatch family papers must be obtained from the Special Collections Manuscript Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.

Preferred Citation :  

Hezekiah Sumner Hatch family papers, 1905-1919. (COLL MSS 305). Utah State University. Special Collections & Archives Department.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Organized in 4 series:

  • I. Hezekiah Sumner Hatch, Olive Baker Hatch, and Joseph A. Baker papers, 1905-1960
  • II. Alice Fay Hatch papers, 1928-1988
  • III. Hatch family papers, 1920-1991
  • IV. Hatch family papers

Acquisition Information :  

The materials in this collection were donated to USU Special Collections in 2005 by Mary Frances Hatch Gordon, the daughter of Hezekiah Sumner Hatch.

Related Materials :  

Detailed Description of the Collection

Hezekiah Sumner Hatch, Olive Baker Hatch, and Joseph A. Baker papers, 1905-1960
1 1 H.S. Hatch's outgoing correspondence 1905-1906
1 2 H.S. Hatch's outgoing correspondence 1907
1 3 H.S. Hatch's incoming correspondence 1905-1908
1 4 Hatch's patriarchal blessing 1905
1 5 Hatch's LDS mission papers 1905-1908
1 6 Hatch's funeral program and eulogy speeches 1919
1 7 O.B. Hatch's outgoing correspondence 1928
1 8 O.B. Hatch's incoming correspondence, A-Z 1919-1960
1 9 O.B. Hatch's incoming correspondence 1905-1907
1 10 O.B. Hatch's genealogy and Daughters of the Utah Pioneers' papers Undated
1 11 O.B. Hatch's papers concerning the settlement of H.S. Hatch's estate 1919-1930
1 12 J.A. Baker's (brother of Olive B. Hatch) correspondence 1914-1927
1 13 J.A. Baker's financial papers and other 1915-1939

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Alice Fay Hatch papers, 1928-1988
2 1 A.F. Hatch's outgoing correspondence
See also correspondence concerning land matters 1:06
2 2 A.F. Hatch's incoming correspondence, A-Z 1929-1988
2 3 A.F. Hatch's incoming correspondence, Vivian H. Bullen 1942-1976
2 4 A.F. Hatch's incoming correspondence, Olive B. Hatch 1928
2 5 A.F. Hatch's incoming correspondence, various Hatch family members 1924-1975
2 6 A.F. Hatch's incoming correspondence, the Hezekiah Thatcher Family Organization 1970-1975
2 7 A.F. Hatch's incoming correspondence, G. Horace Howell 1930; 1938
2 8 A.F. Hatch's incoming correspondence, birthday, holiday, and other cards undated
2 9 Land ownership papers given to A.F. Hatch 1951-1980
2 10 Scrapbook papers of A.F. Hatch Undated
2 11 Scrapbook papers of A.F. Hatch continued Undated
2 12 A.F. Hatch papers, notes and various Hatch family funeral programs Undated

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Hatch family papers, 1920-1991
3 1 Will of H.E. Hatch
See also correspondence concerning land matters 1:06
3 2 H.E. Hatch Family, Biography of Hezekiah Eastman Hatch 1952
3 3 Thatcher Brothers Banking Company, "Banking Experiences of H.E. Hatch," 1928
3 4 Seth Baker papers and correspondence 1920-1926
3 5 Miscellaneous Hatch family correspondence 1906-1947
3 6 Presidential Certificate of gratitude to the parents of H.S. Hatch, Jr. who was killed in the Gulf War 1990
3 7 "Life History of Simon Baker," by Melba D. Hogenson Undated
3 8 Family history and correspondence of the Lorenzo Hill Hatch family 1976-1991
3 9 Hatch and Thatcher family history papers and correspondence 1960s
3 10 Obituary of Arian W. Hatch 1956
3 11 Newspaper clippings concerning the family Undated

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Hatch family papers, 1910 & Undated
4 1 "The William H. Shepardson Letters," complied by L.B. Hogenson and L.B. Sudweeks
See also correspondence concerning land matters 1:06
4 2 Hatch family "Book of Remembrance"/ family temple work record Undated

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    • Personal Names :
    • Baker, Amenzo White, 1832-1907.
    • Hatch, Alice Fay, b. 1911.
    • Hatch, Hezekiah Sumner, 1886-1919.
    • Hatch, Olive Baker, 1885-1964.
    • Shepardson, William H. (William Henry), b. 1823.
    • Family Names :
    • Hatch family--Sources.
    • Corporate Names :
    • Hatch Insurance Agency.
    • Subject Terms :
    • Mormon missionaries--Great Britain.

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